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Dedicated in 1953, Kingwood Center Gardens is a cultural and educational center with special emphasis on ornamental horticulture and gardening. In honor of Charles Kelley King’s vision, Kingwood Center Gardens’ core framework is as follows:

Our Vision: Inspire deep enriching connections so that human and natural communities thrive.

Our Mission: Provide positive transformative experiences within an exquisite garden estate.

Our Core Values – CARE: Culture of Learning; Appreciation of Nature; Respect and cherish; Excellence and Quality

Employment Opportunities

Venue Operations Manager
Venue Operations Manager

The Venue Operations Manager provides transformative guest experiences, managing all aspects of Kingwood’s venue related operations such as private rental, public, and special events.  This position works with clients and staff to plan, follow-up, and schedule private and public events. Contracts and works with vendors for in-house and outside catering, entertainment needs, food trucks, etc. as required. This manager infuses Kingwood Center Gardens’ core values into each area affecting guest event experiences. This includes delivering exceptional guest service, managing private rental logistics, coordinating public event execution, and event set-up, ensuring all event guest experiences meet Kingwood’s guest quality standards.

The Venue Operations Manager leads a team of venue operations staff, working as a coordinated unit to deliver exceptional guest service and hospitality. The Manager collaborates with the Seasonal Show Steering Committee and other department staff to deliver Kingwood’s many public event offerings. The Manager works with the Director of Guest Services to develop Kingwood into a prime event venue destination.

Event and Rental Assistant
Retail Seasonal Associate

The Retail Seasonal Associate promotes a positive transformative guest experience by assisting with day-to-day retail operations at Kingwood Center Gardens which consist of the indoor gift shop area, the retail greenhouse, and the outdoor plant sales area. This position works closely with both the Horticulture and Visitors Service Departments to confirm that the needs of Kingwood Center Gardens retail, staffing, and open hours are met. It is also the goal of this position to confirm guests are provided with excellent customer service while shopping our retail spaces. 

Seasonal Groundskeeper
Seasonal Groundskeeper

The Seasonal Groundskeeper provides a positive transformative guest experience through assisting with the installation and maintenance of new gardens and grounds areas. This position mainly assists the Grounds staff maintaining lawns, edging, and fertilizing as well as assisting in garden areas.

Safety & Security Team Member
Custodial Team Member

The Custodial Team member provides high quality guest experiences of all indoor facilities through following daily cleaning regimes, meeting Kingwood’ standards of quality.  They occasionally offer support to venue setup team members in setup/tear down of venues. 

Setup Team Member
Setup Team Member

Setup Team members detailing Kingwood venues creates the baseline for transformative guest experiences in those event spaces. The setup team builds a beautiful space for each daily and special event, following client’s wishes and incorporating Kingwood Center Gardens quality standards of elegance and class.